Friday, April 1, 2011
I'm just posting this article to scare the crap out of you guys. Think about how much your phone knows about you...and it's all a subpoena away from the [insert 3 letter agency here]. Quick, everyone panic!
The results were astounding. In a six-month period — from Aug 31, 2009, to Feb. 28, 2010, Deutsche Telekom had recorded and saved his longitude and latitude coordinates more than 35,000 times. It traced him from a train on the way to Erlangen at the start through to that last night, when he was home in Berlin.
at 10:49 AM
Santa Monica, California (CNN) -- Google is working on a mobile application that would allow users to snap pictures of people's faces in order to access their personal information, a director for the project said this week.
In order to be identified by the software, people would have to check a box agreeing to give Google permission to access their pictures and profile information, said Hartmut Neven, the Google engineering director for image-recognition development.
Google's Profiles product includes a user's name, phone number and e-mail address. Google has not said what personal data might be displayed once a person is identified by its facial-recognition system. Read on
at 10:38 AM
The cooling market is one of the most competitive ones out there. From previous reviews, it was becoming clear that to get better performance, manufacturers had to upscale and create larger coolers. The most successful results came in the form of the Silver Arrow by Thermalright and the NH-D14 by Noctua. The problem is that in a world fuelled with marketing by RAM manufacturers to adopt their over the top memory heat spreaders, cooler compatibility has become a growing issue. As such, dual tower heatsinks are not always the ideal solution and cooler manufacturers become compromised in their design. On the positive side, it gives rise to innovation. For the most part, traditional single tower coolers will always play a key role in the cooling market. They have been tried and tested, proving nearly as effective as dual tower heatsinks in some cases. Improving performance is no longer a matter of simply going bigger but instead optimising fin design and heatsink shape have to be factored in. This is where Prolimatech come in with their Super Mega.
at 10:34 AM